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Brake Fluid; Brake Fluid Level Inspection; Brake Fluid Change - Kawasaki KX125 1990 Service Manual

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10-14 BRAKES
Brake Fluid Level Inspection
Inspect
the brake fluid
level
in
the front
and
rear
brake
fluid
reservoirs
periodically.
-
Check the brake
fluid
level
in the
reservoir.
NOTE
o
Hold the
reservOIr horizontal
when
checking
brake fluid
level.
*
The
front and
rear reservoirs must be kept more
than half full
with
brake fluid
.
If
the amount
of
brake fluid is
insufficient,
add brake fluid
.
AWARNING
Do not
mix
two
brands
of fluid
.
Change the
brake
fluid in the brake
line
completely If the
brake
fluid
must
be refilled but the type and brand of the
brake fluid that
is
already In
the
reservoir are
unidentified.
A.
Front Reservoir
A.
Rear Reservoir
C
lower level
B.
Upper Level
Brake Fluid Change
Change the brake fluid
periodically.
The
brake
fluid
should also be changed if it becomes contaminated
with dirt or water.
Changing Bnlk. Auid
:
- level
the brake
reservoir.
-
Remove the reservoir
cap.
-
Remove the rubber
cap
on the bleed
valve.
A.
Bleed
Valve
-
Attach a
clear plastic hose
to
the bleed
valve on the
caliper, and
run the other
end of the
hose into
a
container.
-
Open the
bleed valve (counterclockwise to open).
-Pump the brake
lever
or pedal.
until
all the
fluid
is
drained
from
the
line.
-
Close the bleed
valve.
- Fill
the reservoir
with fresh specified brake fluid
.
AWARNING
Do
not
mix
two brands of fluid
.
Change
the brake
fluid
in the brake
line
completely
H
the brake fluid
must be reflled but the type and brand of the
brake
fluid
that is already In the
reservoir
are
unidentified.
-
Install the
reservoir cap.
-
Open
the bleed
valve,
apply
the
brake
with the
brake
lever or
pedal.
-
Close
the
valve
with
t
he
brake held
applied,
and then
quickly release
the
lever
or pedal.
-
Repeat this
operation
until
the brake line
is filled
and fluid
starts
coming out
of
the
plastic
hose.
NOTE
OReplenish
the
fluid in
the
reservoir as often as
necessary
to keep
it
from running
completely out
-
Bleed
the air
from
the lines
(see
Bleeding
the
Brake
line).

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